100 lb. Club - Jeans!

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01-08-2011, 04:44 PM
So for weeks I've been working on my trip wardrobe, and knew that Jeans were an item I wanted.
Now, although I've lost a lot, I'm still not slender. I'm also 55 and come on, Mutton dressed as Lamb has never been my preferred style. So I've been looking for some denim-style comfort slacks kind of thing. Without success. I've looked in all the middle-aged shops.....:D

So today I went into a high street store that has rack upon rack of jeans. Real jeans. Metal button and zipped fly jeans. No elasticated waist jeans. Scary jeans.

First I tried a pair of UK16 "Sexy bootcut". Waaaay to big at the waist.
Then I tried a pair of "Skinny straight". Because of the skinniness, I went for a UK18. Waaaaay too big at the waist.
Although I flirted with a UK14 - it was OK but just a bit too snug for long days of plane, coach, foot travel - I came out of the shop with a pair of real, denim, fly-front, metal button UK16 JEANS!!!!! Talk about feeling normal!! They don't look middleaged but they don't look muttonny either. :carrot::carrot:

01-08-2011, 04:45 PM
PS, although they're great on the btm and legs - I'm going to have to buy a belt for the waist!!!!! Unheard of!

01-08-2011, 04:47 PM
pps - I've never owned a pair of real jeans before, only elasticated simul-jeans!

01-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Oh, man --- what FUN!

And what a great reminder of the benefits of really working your program, Rosinante! Given the wonderful amount of weight you have lost, I am not surprised you can fit into some sexy, "real" jeans. You are SO going to strut your stuff on this trip, m'dear.


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01-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Let's see some photos!!!!

These are the real goals in our life! Congrats!

Arctic Mama
01-08-2011, 05:29 PM
That is fabulous! Rock those jeans!

01-08-2011, 06:13 PM
Fabulous! So happy for you :)

01-08-2011, 06:38 PM
Yay!! That is so wonderful! I bet you are beautiful in them :woohoo:
Hey girl 55 is only a number...I will turn 50 this year ;)
We have been there and back- now it's time for the time of our lives! Have a fabulous trip and enjoy your jeans!!

DixC Chix
01-08-2011, 06:38 PM
WTG with finding jeans you like and that fit you.

PS, although they're great on the btm and legs - I'm going to have to buy a belt for the waist!!!!! Unheard of!

Just another awesome opportunity to assessorize!!!

01-08-2011, 06:55 PM
WOO HOO! Jeans are one of my FAVOURITES - I love buying new ones!! That is awesome!

01-08-2011, 07:01 PM
I want to see pictures too! This sounds like a major milestone to me. I have looked and tried on jean after jean and have not found one that fit. Way to go!

01-08-2011, 10:21 PM
That's great! I hope you feel like a million bucks. :)

01-09-2011, 12:27 AM
Good job! :cb:

01-09-2011, 01:44 AM
Hip hip hooray!!! Good for you. Cannot wait to see the picture. Hmmmmm. Didn't I read once where you say you ae an "apple"? Maybe with the "way to big at waist" experience, not any more!

01-09-2011, 01:54 AM
*wolf whistles* I bet you rock those proper jeans, Rosinante :carrot:

01-09-2011, 02:16 AM
Hooray! :carrot:



01-09-2011, 02:36 AM
thats wonderful!

01-09-2011, 05:31 AM
Thanks, guys! I knew chickies would understand!!!

Arctic Mama
01-09-2011, 06:56 AM
You know we would love some update pictures from you, right?


01-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Yay! Congratulations...I'm so happy for you.

And yup, we want pictures lady :)